Soft Lemon Cookies with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

James Reddick Photography

James Reddick Photography

Two of my favorite flavors: lemon and raspberry. I have already published a recipe for a cake with these amazing flavors, but today let’s make cookies.

Nothing beats a soft cookie, I think I’ve written that a million times on this blog, but it’s so very true. A soft lemon cookie with a slightly tangy and sweet raspberry frosting is what you’ll find below!


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper



–          12 Tablespoons of butter (1 ½ stick) (softened)

–          1 cup white sugar

–          2 eggs

–          ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

–          ½ teaspoon almond extract

–          2 ½ cups of flour

–          1 packet of vanilla pudding mix

–          1 ½ teaspoon corn starch

–          ½ teaspoon baking soda

–          Pinch of salt

–          Zest of 1 large lemon

–          ½ cup lemon juice

With a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy. Add one egg at a time and mix, and then add the vanilla and almond extracts.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, pudding mix, corn starch, baking soda and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture a third at a time. Once incorporated, add the lemon zest and juice.

Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough onto the cookie sheets for each cookie. Make sure they are about an inch apart.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. The center and top of the cookie should still feel soft but the bottom edges should be golden.

Let cool completely before adding the frosting!

Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

–          4 ounces cream cheese (softened)

–          4 tablespoons butter (softened)

–          ¼ cup powdered sugar

–          2 tablespoons raspberry jam or preserve

In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, mix together the cream cheese and butter. Add in the powdered sugar and combine. Then add the raspberry, and you’re done!

Spread on cooled cookies!




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